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Mount Zero Hero – Adam Baughan

Each month Mount Zero Olives feature a new Victorian-based chef on their blog, Mount Zero Hero, where they discuss their passion for cooking in general, and how they love to incorporate Mount Zero Olives products into their resident kitchen. And lucky for us, this month our amazing head chef, Adam Baughan, was chosen!

Adam opened up about what he loves most about working at Mr McCracken:

“I really like to work in a team,” says Adam, “I love the freedom the venue manager, Jake Wall and I are given to run Mr McCracken and to put our own stamp on it. It’s always great when you have freedom like that.” 

Part of our mission is to focus on Victorian produce, with Mount Zero playing a starring role.

“I’ve been using Mount Zero since I arrived in Australia,” says Adam. “Not only were the products great but I liked the way the business operated, the way they did tastings and really talked about their products. It was obvious there was a lot of care and belief in their products. There still is.”

Also lucky for you, Adam shared one of his recipes that isn’t currently on our menu and it is absolutely divine (we aren’t bias at all, it’s delish!).

“We’re doing a cumin-confit carrot and grain dish. It’s a nice hearty and warm dish that’s either great as a side or a main salad dish. It’s really filling.”

“Farro, freekeh, the Frantoio olive oil, the split faba beans, I use them all at different times, the quality is great and I like that they’re from the Grampians. It’s so local.” 

If you’re stumped for dinner recipes this week, click here for the recipe.

Farro and roasted carrot salad with raisins, harissa and chickpeas

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